The United Nations (UN) is concerned food delivered as humanitarian aid to Syria has been captured by the Islamic State (ISIS) and is being distributed in a manner dictated by the terror group.
This concern arose after photographs emerged over the weekend showing boxes of UN food aid in Syria rebranded with stickers displaying the ISIS flag.
According to The New York Times, the boxes with “basic supplies like rice and wheat flour” originally bore the World Food Program (W.F.P) logo.
Muhannad Hadi, the W.F.P. emergency coordinator for Syria, indicated the agency is trying to verify that the photos are authentic, and, in the meantime, released a statement, saying, “W.F.P. condemns this manipulation of desperately needed food aid inside Syria.”
The photos are believed to have been taken in Dayr Hafir, which is “about 30 miles east of Aleppo in an area controlled by the Islamic State.” W.F.P. was not providing assistance to this area, so they are trying to ascertain if ISIS may have captured the supplies elsewhere, then delivered them to Dayr Hafir for dispersal.
On October 21, Breitbart News reported on an ISIS-released video showing that American-made weapons meant for air drop to Kurds in Syria were accidentally dropped to ISIS instead. The Daily Beast reported that the ISIS video was published with the title “Weapons and munitions dropped by American planes and landed in the areas controlled by the Islamic State in Kobani.”
Three weeks prior, on October 1, Breitbart News reported that the Iraqi Air Force had accidentally dropped food, water, and ammunition to ISIS, instead of Iraqi troops.
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